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1979 Chateau Lascombes, Margaux, France

Wine Notes

Second Growth. Deuxieme Grand Cru Classe in 1855. Indicative blend: 50-55% Merlot and 45-40% Cabernet Sauvignon with 3-5% of Petit Verdot.

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $102   From: $85   To: $282

Search Rank 45 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 45th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 53rd

Score: 85  
The Wine-Searcher score of 85/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
85/100  
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Grape Variety

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com). Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.

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Region
  • Margaux is an important appellation in the Haut-Medoc district of Bordeaux, south-western France. Located 15 miles (24km) north of the city of Bordeaux, the village of Margaux has a number of prestigious chateaux clustered around it. These include Chateau Margaux, famous for producing first growth red wine that is supple and fragrant. 

    The Margaux appellation is, geographically speaking, the largest in the Medoc. It covers the communes (parishes) of Margaux, Cantenac, Soussans, Arsac and Labarde, with specific plots of land permitted and prohibited within each of these. The appellation rules stipulate where, when and how wines must be ...more

  • The Medoc district of Bordeaux, amid its coastal lagoons, sand dunes and pine forests, is home to four of the world's most prestigious wine villages: Pauillac, Margaux, Saint-Estephe and ...more

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